The hCG diet has long been popular among people looking to quickly lose weight without feeling hungry in the process. The hormone hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, has a number of potential benefits outside of helping with weight loss, including as a way to treat fertility issues in both women and men.
In terms of using hCG as a weight loss tool, this method was first proposed by a British doctor in the 1950s. The hCG diet consists of injecting hCG and an ultra-low-calorie diet of around 500 calories per day.
If you are interested in starting the hCG diet, it’s important to fully understand the injecting process. In this blog post, we will highlight 4 mistakes that you should avoid when injecting hCG. Let’s get started.
1. Don’t Forget About Personal Hygiene
This is a golden rule when preparing to inject hCG. We recommend that you wash your hands well with warm water and soap. Be sure to wash the back of your hands, under your fingernails, and in between your fingers.
Take your time when performing this step. You should then rinse your hands with running water for at least 20 seconds. Then dry your hands with a clean towel before your touch the syringe and your chosen injection site.
2. Don’t Inject On Wet Skin
It’s important that your skin (at the chosen injection site) is completely clean and dry before performing your injection. Use a sterile alcohol wipe to clean the injection site and allow it to fully dry before starting.
Some people chose to numb the injection site before starting. You can do this by using an ice cube for a few seconds (perform this step before cleaning your skin with the alcohol swab).
3. Don’t Stick to the Same Site
When it comes to hCG injections, be sure to switch them up. Avoid constantly using the same injection site each time. For example, you could inject one butt check one day and the other butt check the next day.
There are a number of different injection sites you can choose from. Some of the best places include the side of the upper arm, the front of the thigh, and the lower abdomen.
4. Don’t Incorrectly Dispose of Your Needles
Proper disposal of your needles is essential when taking hCG. There is a simple two-step process to follow here. First, put your syringes and needles in your home’s sharps container straight away after you have used them. The next step is to correctly dispose of your sharps container.
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Injecting HCG
While injecting hCG may seem daunting at first, you will quickly become a pro with some patience and practice. Please note that the above information is not medical advice and readers should seek the advice of a medical professional before starting any medication or diet program.
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